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1 killed in accident involving motorized wheelchair

Posted at 10:32 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 13:09:10-05

UPDATE Monday 3/6: The victim in this crash has been identified as 61-year-old Denice J. Fells, police say.

A 23-year-old man and 30-year-old man, both from Milwaukee, remain in custody. Decisions on possible criminal charges will be made in the coming days.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office confirms one person has died after a traffic accident involving a motorized wheelchair. It happened at 17th and Vliet around 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Milwaukee Police have not released any information about the wreck. According to crews on the scene, the accident involved two vehicles and a motorized wheelchair.

The aftermath showed only one of the cars remained on the roadway. That sedan had damage to both the driver and passenger sides. A van carrying ladders ended up on the sidewalk, just missing a bus stop shelter. Debris from what appeared to be a motorized wheelchair covered the sidewalk between the car and van. Some neighbors who live near this intersection said they heard a loud boom and rushed out.

"When I came outside and looked I seen a bunch of cars tumbled up and whatnot but I didn't know it was that fatal," said Sylvester Turner.  "That's just real tragic, I have feelings for it and it could have been one of mine."

TODAY’S TMJ4 crews on scene saw police interviewing people inside a county bus that had been parked at the scene during the accident.

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